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Thursday, May 11, 2017

As Bob Dole used to joke, there’s “see no evil, hear no evil...and evil.”



From a New York Times summary of congressional comments on the Comey firing, it’s clear Carolinas congresscritters are taking a firm stand for keeping a wet finger in the air:

Senators

Richard Burr R NC The chair of the Senate committee investigating this is “troubled.”

Thom Tillis R NC [Comey] “attempted to lead the FBI to the best of his ability.”

Lindsey Graham R SC “a fresh start.”

Tim Scott R SC “I want to personally thank Director Comey.”

House members

G.K. Butterfield D NC Nothing

George Holding R NC Northing

Walter Jones Jr R NC Nothing

David Price D NC “rash and unprecedented”

Virginia Foxx R NC Nothing

Mark Walker R NC Nothing

David Rouzer R NC “Circumstances require a fresh start.”

Richard Hudson R NC Nothing

Robert Pittenger R NC Nothing

Patrick McHenry R NC Nothing

Mark Meadows R NC The Freedom Caucus chair and de facto House Speaker says “it could have come at a better time.”

Alma Adams D NC “a troubling series of events”

Ted Budd R NC Nothing

Mark Sanford R SC “It simply raises questions”

Joe Wilson R SC “I fully respect the President’s decision.”

Jeff Duncan R SC Nothing

Trey Gowdy R SC “appreciate his service”

5th District Vacant

James Clyburn D SC Nothing

Tom Rice R SC Nothing

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